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Pingenot Auction, Lot 266

266. RICHARDSON, Rupert Norval. The Comanche Barrier to South Plains Settlement: A Century and a Half of Savage Resistance to the Advancing White Frontier. Glendale: Arthur H. Clark, 1933. 424 [4, ads] pp., plates, double-page maps. 8vo, original blue cloth. Contemporary ink stamp of The Pioneering Printing Co., Inc. on front free endpaper, front pastedown and free endpaper foxed, otherwise fine, mostly unopened.
         First edition, limited edition (750 copies). Basic Texas Books 171n. Clark & Brunet 207: "A classic account of the conflict on the southern Plains between white encroachment and Comanche resistance. It is recounted in a scholarly and impartial manner, and the book has long been considered a classic in frontier literature." Dobie, p. 35. Dykes, Western High Spots ("Western Movement—Its Literature"), p. 18. Greene, The Fifty Best Books on Texas, p. 68: "This is straightforward history, done well and done professionally by a writer I consider the equal to any historian the Southwest has produced." Harvard Guide to American History, p. 414. Saunders 3122. Tate, The Indians of Texas: An Annotated Research Bibliography 2415.
($200-400)